The average prosecutor is concerned about what happened in the Morton case, Rusty said.
He says his understanding is that Morton's motivation is to try to keep this from happening again to others and to find out exactly what happened in his case.
"I don’t get any sense that he’s seeking vengeance," Rusty said.
Evan asks whether Rusty’s time as a prosecutor shapes his thinking about the Morton case.
Says he's told prosecutors in training they have ability do great good and great harm.
We always overreact to particular anecdotes.
When someonthing goes wrong tendency to blame and want to pass law.
Rusty said over the decades Texas has transformed from a very liberal criminal justice system to a very conservative one.
"We need a system that balances compassion with enforcemtn of the law and we don’t have that as much as we used to," Rusty says.
Evan asks about scope of prosecutorial misconduct – TDCAA says not a rampant problem.
Rusty agrees that it's not a widespread problem.
"I just don't think that laws are the solution to periodic misconduct by individuals," he said. It's more likely to present a whole new set of problems.